3 Origin of diaphragm 1- Sternal origin: Back of xiphoid process of sternum.2- Costal origin:Inner aspect of lower 6 ribs.3- Vertebral origin:a. Two crura:Right crus arises from the ventral aspect of the upper three lumbar vertebrae.Left crus arises from the upper two lumbar vertebrae.
4 Origin of diaphragmb. Arcuate ligaments: * Median arcuate ligament: A median tendinous arch connecting the right and left crura. * Medial arcuate ligament: On each side, connecting each crus with the tip of transverse process of L1. * Lateral arcuate ligament: On each side, connecting the tip of transverse process of L1 with the last rib.
5 Insertion of diaphragm Into the central tendon of diaphragm which is formed of three lobes: 1- right lobe. 2- left lobe. 3- median lobe. * The central tendon is depressed and the lateral parts are elevated forming the right and left copula.
7 Nerve supply and action Nerve supply: 1- Phrenic nerve: motor, sensory. 2- Lower intercostal nerves: sensory. Action: 1- Muscle of respiration. 2- Increase the intra abdominal pressure in forced actions. 3- right crus acts as a sphincter to the lower end of oesophagus.
9 Major openings in the diaphragm 1- IVC opening: a.Site: In the central tendon of diaphragm between right and median lobe. b.Level: T8 c.Structures passing through: 1)IVC. 2)Right phrenic nerve. 3)Lymphatics.
10 Major openings in the diaphragm 2- Aortic opening: a.Site: Posterior to median arcuate ligament. b.Level: T12 c.Structures passing through: 1)Aorta. 2)Azygos vein. 3)Thoracic duct.
11 Major openings in the diaphragm 3- Oesophageal opening: a.Site:Right crus. b.Level: T10 c.Structures passing through: 1)Oesophagus. 2)Vagi. 3)Anastomotic branches between left gastric and aortic oesophageal arteries.
12 Other structures passing through the diaphragm 1-Splanchnic nerves which pierce the crura. 2-Inferior hemiazygos vein which pierce the left crus. 3-Psoas major M. 4-Sympathetic trunk. *3,4 pass deep to the medial arcuate ligament. 5-Quadratus lumborum. 6- Subcostal N, Vs. *5,6 Pass deep to the lateral arcuate ligament.
13 Other structures passing through the diaphragm 7-Lower five intercostal Ns, Vs between the slips of the costal origin of diaphragm. 8-Superior epigastric vessels between sternal and costal origin. 9-Musculo phrenic vessels between the 7th and 8th costal slips.
14 Prof.: Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Rahman Thank YouProf.: Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Rahman